top of page
women in action logo.png

Looking for fellowship, fun and flexible volunteer/service opportunities in the Greater Fort Smith Region? Come join us.


Women in Action, (also known as the Women's Auxiliary), works as a fundraising and volunteer service group that seeks to support The Salvation Army in its mission of spiritual redemption and social rehabilitation of those it serves.

Women in Action provides an opportunity for women to meet together, contribute their skills and resources, develop and enjoy relationships, all in an effort to better our greater Fort Smith region & community, and the world around us.

Membership is open to all women in the community who want to make a difference with their time and resources. The $25 annual membership fee helps support the local initiatives for the Salvation Army, and are concentrated on fulfilling services and needs for at-risk children.


"When I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have a home, think of those who are homeless; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer. Remind me to be thankful for all of the blessings that we have."

Volunteer Opportunities

There are two main needs throughout the year where we could use volunteer help: The Red Shield Diner & The Thrift Stores. Throughout the year, we will have more opportunities to help send youth to summer camps, develop an annual fundraising event, donate toward canned food drives, and much more. Check back often for more opportunities.

Bell Ringing 

Various times available Monday-Saturday starting Nov. 21-Dec. 23

We're always looking for volunteers to help ring bells during the Christmas season at local businesses. Visit or contact us at 479-783-6145 or to schedule a time for you, your family or your organization.

Serving at The Red Shield Diner

Multiple Evenings Available Monthly

Gather your friends, family or co-workers and spend the evening cooking and serving for the guests who visit our Red Shield Diner. Our guests include both individuals and families who need a meal to sustain them daily or who need some extra help to make ends meet this month. Your team is responsible for bringing in food and preparing it for roughly 30-60 people, depending on the time of month. Please contact us at 479-783-6145 or to inquire about nights available to serve and the number of guests for which to provide food.

Thrift Store Sorting

Various times available Monday-Saturday

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is located at 2001 E. Main St. in Van Buren. You can drop off clothing, housewares and furniture at our store or call the store at (479) 262-2826 for pick-up of large item donations. We also appreciate volunteers andn groups who are able to spend time helping us sort through donations to prepare for the store. Contact us at 479-783-6145 or to learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities
Events Calendar
bottom of page